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This page showcases all the jewellery & items of personal adornment from tribal groups in Asia, Africa and Oceania that we have for sale.

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8991

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    Isneg Mother-of-Pearl & Bead Chest Ornament (Sipatal)

    Isneg People, Northern Luzon Island, Philippines
    early 20th century

    length of glass bead strands: 30cm, length of mother-of-pearl shell components: approximately 21.5cm, weight: 159g

    Provenance

    private collection, London, UK

    7271

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      Nigerian Cast Bronze Snuff Ring

      Tiv People, Central Nigeria
      early 20th century

      length: 11cm, width: 4.6cm, weight: 180g

      Provenance

      UK art market

      6567

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        Tunisian Woman’s Silver Anklet (Khelkhal Menfouk)

        Kairouan and Sfax regions, Tunisia
        19th-early 20th century

        width of hoop: widest at 12.4cm, depth of closed box: 3.1cm, weight: 55g

        Provenance

        private collection, Germany

        8546

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          Solomon Islands Large Pectoral Pendant (Tafi or Dafe)

          Solomon Islands
          early 20th century

          length: 20.7cm, weight: 190g

          Provenance

          from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

          8624

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            Nias Headhunter’s Torque Necklace (Kalabubu)

            South Nias, Indonesia
            early 20th century

            inner diameter: widest at 23.2cm, widest disk: 4.8cm, weight: 572g

            Provenance

            UK art market

            8545

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              Solomon Islands Engraved Shell Pendants with Shell Currency Strands

              Solomon Islands
              early 20th century

              length (of the largest pendant): 6.6cm, weight: 98g

              Provenance

              from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

              8543

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                Solomon Islands Carved Clam Shell & Seed Necklace

                Solomon Islands
                early 20th century

                width (of shell pendant): 8.5cm, weight: 99g

                Provenance

                from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

                8542

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                  Solomon Islands Engraved Shell Pendants with Shell Currency Strands

                  Solomon Islands
                  early 20th century

                  length (of the largest shell pendant): 5.8cm, weight: 92g

                  Provenance

                  from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

                  8540

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                    Solomon Islands Gold Lipped Pearl Shell Pendant with attached Shell Currency Strands

                    Solomon Islands
                    early 20th century

                    length (of shell): 7cm, width: 6.7cm, weight: 26g

                    Provenance

                    from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

                    8529

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                      Solomon Islands Small Pectoral Pendant (Tafi or Dafe)

                      Solomon Islands
                      early 20th century

                      length: 9.3cm, weight: 25g

                      Provenance

                      from the estate collection of a former London museum curator

                      6797

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                        Paduang or Kayan Lahwi (Long-Necked) Woman’s Brass Neck Rings & Anklets

                        Paduang or Kayan Lahwi People, Shan States, Eastern Burma
                        19th-early 20th century

                        height (of the longest neck ring): 13.2cm, width (of the wiodest neck ring): 18.3cm, width (of the arm rings): approximately 9cm, combined weight: 4,437g

                        Provenance

                        Private collection, UK; collected during colonial times.

                        7132

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                          Mauritanian Bead Necklace (Tesbih)

                          Mauritania & southern Morocco
                          early 20th century

                          circumference: 102cm, weight: 169g

                          Provenance

                          private collection, Germany

                          4480

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                            Chin Minority Large Brass Spools for a Necklace

                            Chin People, Western Burma
                            19th century

                            circumference: approximately 67cm, lengths of the spools: approximately 12.3cm, 12.7cm, 13.1cm, 14.1cm and 14.6cm; width of the widest spool: 2.8cm, weight: 373g

                            Provenance

                            private collection, London.

                            6799

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                              Pair of Nigerian Cast & Engraved Bronze Bangles

                              Lower Niger River, Nigeria
                              early 20th century

                              external diameter (widest): 9.9 to 10.1cm, internal diameter: 5.4 to 5.9cm, combined weight: 1,330g

                              Provenance

                              UK art market

                              6779

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                                Naga Blue Glass Bead & Brass Necklace

                                Konyak Naga People, Burma/India
                                circa 1900

                                length of pendant: 14.5cm, width: 6.2cm, circumference: approximately 72cm

                                Provenance

                                private European collection

                                6783

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                                  Pair of Naga Brass Bracelets

                                  Naga People, North-Eastern India
                                  19th century

                                  internal diameter: approximately 6.8cm, combined weight: 549g

                                  Provenance

                                  private European collection

                                  4115

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                                    Exceptional Collection of 18 Aztec Black-Clay, Tubular, Ear Plugs or Spools

                                    Aztec Civilisation, Capilco, Mexico
                                    14th-15th century

                                    diameter: 2.1cm (smallest), 3.1cm (biggest)

                                    Provenance

                                    UK art market, prior to that Madrid, Spain from before 1974

                                    3987

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                                      Silver Double Axe Pendant (Taka)

                                      Central Flores, Eastern Indonesia
                                      18th-19th century

                                      height: 6.2cm, width: 7.3cm, weight: 15.4g

                                      Provenance

                                      Dutch antique market; private Dutch collection; acquired previously in the Netherlands

                                      4474

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                                        Yoruba Cast Brass Opele Oracle Chain

                                        Yoruba People, Nigeria
                                        19th century

                                        circumference: approx.: 96cm, weight: 178g

                                        Provenance

                                        UK art market

                                        6247

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                                          Naga Chank Shell Bead Necklace

                                          Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
                                          19th century

                                          length: 60cm, weight: 216g

                                          Provenance

                                          private collection, London

                                          4225

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                                            Congo Cast-Brass Hairpins

                                            Congo, probably Kuba people.
                                            19th-20th century

                                            21cm & 16.8cm

                                            Provenance

                                            Private collection, London.

                                            6249

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                                              Naga Warrior’s Brass Neck Torque

                                              Naga People, Eastern India/Western Burma
                                              18th-19th century

                                              width: 16.5cm, weight: 135g

                                              Provenance

                                              private collection, London.

                                              5722

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                                                Zulu Wooden Ear Plugs with Bakelite Tile Decoration

                                                Zulu People, South Africa
                                                circa 1940

                                                diameter (each): 6.5cm, combined weight: 61g

                                                Provenance

                                                private collection, UK.

                                                5937

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                                                  Pair of Dayak Solid Brass Pendant Ear Ornaments

                                                  Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                  early 20th century

                                                  lengths: 7.3cm, combined weights: 396g

                                                  Provenance

                                                  private collection, UK

                                                  5724

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                                                    Zulu Wooden Ear Plugs with Bakelite Tile Decoration

                                                    Zulu People, South Africa
                                                    circa 1940

                                                    diameters: 5.5cm, thickness: 0.8cm

                                                    Provenance

                                                    private collection, UK

                                                    5653

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                                                      Necklace of Manabi Terracotta Spindle Whorls

                                                      Pre-Colombian Manabi Culture, Ecuador
                                                      500BC-500AD

                                                      length: 68cm, weight: 104g

                                                      Provenance

                                                      Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a superb collection of ethnographica.

                                                      4624

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                                                        Cast Brass Senufo Ring

                                                        Senufo People, Ivory Coast
                                                        19th or early 20th century

                                                        weight: 19.6g, ring size: 10.75 (US), V/V (UK)

                                                        Provenance

                                                        UK art market

                                                        4196

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                                                          Three Solid Copper Mossi African Hairpins

                                                          Mossi People, Burkina Faso
                                                          19th century

                                                          7.5-9cm

                                                          Provenance

                                                          Private collection, London.

                                                          5940

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                                                            Exceptional Pair of Igbo Man’s Cast Brass Wrist Guards or Cuff Bracelets

                                                            Igbo People, South-central and South-eastern Nigeria
                                                            probably 19th century

                                                            heights: 17cm, diameters: 10.7cm, combined weights: 1,150g

                                                            Provenance

                                                            UK art market

                                                            4864

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                                                              Bontoc Clam Shell Bead & Glass Bead Necklace

                                                              Bontoc People, Northern Luzon, Philippines
                                                              19th-20th century

                                                              weight: 169g

                                                              Provenance

                                                              private collection, UK.

                                                              4860

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                                                                Yellow Venetian Glass & Brass Bead Necklace

                                                                Andhra Pradesh, India
                                                                19th century

                                                                length: 84cm, weight: 280g

                                                                Provenance

                                                                UK private collection

                                                                4259

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                                                                  Naga Bead & Bone Necklace or Girdle

                                                                  Naga People, India/Burma
                                                                  19th century

                                                                  length (approx): 67cm, width: 15.5cm, weight: 517g

                                                                  Provenance

                                                                  private collection, London.

                                                                  4046

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                                                                    Rare Cast Brass Necklace

                                                                    Vere People, North-Eastern Nigeria & Cameroon
                                                                    19th century

                                                                    length: 69cm, weight: 1,303g

                                                                    Provenance

                                                                    UK art market

                                                                    4047

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                                                                      Woman’s Brass & Beaded Headdress & Ear Ornament Set

                                                                      Kikuyu People, Kenya
                                                                      early 20th century

                                                                      diameter of each spiral : 8.8cm; length of headdress: 38cm, total weight: 325g

                                                                      Provenance

                                                                      UK art market

                                                                      4399

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                                                                        Carved Shell, Glass & Wood Bead & Fossilised Palmwood (Pumtek) Necklace

                                                                        Mizo People, Eastern India, or Naga People, Burma/India
                                                                        circa 1900

                                                                        length: 80cm, weight: 100g

                                                                        Provenance

                                                                        private collection, London.

                                                                        4261

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                                                                          Cast Brass Male Fertility Ring

                                                                          Muria People, Bastar, Madhya Pradesh, India
                                                                          18th-19th century

                                                                          overall approximate widest diameter: 5cm, weight: 52g

                                                                          Provenance

                                                                          private London collection

                                                                          4265

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                                                                            Cast Brass Male Fertility Ring

                                                                            Muria People, Bastar, Madhya Pradesh, India
                                                                            18th-19th century

                                                                            overall approximate widest diameter: 6cm, weight: 46g

                                                                            Provenance

                                                                            private London collection

                                                                            1984

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                                                                              Pair of New Guinea Cone-Shell Ear Ornaments, dated 1859

                                                                              New Guinea
                                                                              collected in 1859

                                                                              maximum diameter of each: 7cm

                                                                              Provenance

                                                                              UK art market; private collection, UK.

                                                                              2850

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                                                                                Cast Brass Pendant & Brass Bead Necklace

                                                                                Asante/Ashanti, Ghana, West Africa
                                                                                early 20th century

                                                                                length of pendant: 12.5cm, length of chain: 66cm, weight: 193g

                                                                                Provenance

                                                                                UK art market

                                                                                3091

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                                                                                  Rare Pair of Ijebu-Yoruba Bronze Ceremonial Anklets

                                                                                  Nigeria
                                                                                  18th century

                                                                                  diameter: 19cm

                                                                                  Provenance

                                                                                  private collection, Isle of Wight, UK.

                                                                                  4222

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                                                                                    Cast Bronze Hairpin of a Horse & Rider

                                                                                    Dogon People, Mali
                                                                                    19th century

                                                                                    length: 19.5cm

                                                                                    Provenance

                                                                                    UK art market

                                                                                    4279

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                                                                                      Chief’s Bronze ‘Tiered’ Anklet with Bells

                                                                                      Gio or Dan & Wee People, Liberia & Cote d’Ivoire
                                                                                      19th century

                                                                                      outside diameter: 11.5cm, inside diameter: 7.5cm x 8.5cm, height: 4.3cm, weight: 517g

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                                                                                      UK art market

                                                                                      3933

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                                                                                        Dayak Man’s Ear Ornament (Sabau) of Carved Hornbill Casque (Beak)

                                                                                        Kenyah/Kayan Dayak People, Sarawak, Borneo, Malaysia
                                                                                        19th-early 20th century

                                                                                        height: 4.6cm, length: 10cm, width: 4.2cm, weight: 26.36g

                                                                                        Provenance

                                                                                        Acquired in the UK, from the estate collection of Dr George Yuille Caldwell (1924-2016). Dr Caldwell, an English-born physician moved to Singapore in the 1950s, from where he built up a collection of mostly Borneo-related textiles and other ethnographica.